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Pretty simple question here. Is Asexuality against bible teachings or sinful? I know it is considered a sin to be homosexual but I was wondering if asexuality is also considered sinful since I (yes I am asexual) have no sexual attraction either way.
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Pretty simple question here. Is Asexuality against bible teachings or sinful? I know it is considered a sin to be homosexual but I was wondering if asexuality is also considered sinful since I (yes I am asexual) have no sexual attraction either way.
Erm. I don't think so. And I don't see it as a sin. With asexuality, doesn't it mean you could become celibate?
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I think of that as a personality trait, or a lack of feeling/libido, or a prioritization. Not consciously moving out in acts that involve other people, and not obsessed as others might be in satisfying desires. Restraint comes easier.

Have you ever looked at Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? I have seen writings on this that ascribe certain personality types (esp. INTJ) to be less interested in sex in general, and more focused on what they consider higher aims, or developing their own ideas. (I don't think that statement was part of the original handbook.)

This type tends to be more aloof and analytical, more interested in understanding than in financial or tangible gain. That tendency would remove all the clutter of cinching a good catch, proving one's worth through prowess, and allowing sudden desires to control actions.
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Erm. I don't think so. And I don't see it as a sin. With asexuality, doesn't it mean you could become celibate?
I suppose I could. I just don't have attraction but it doesn't mean I want to be alone. I can't go on looks but I can fall for someones perosnality but it's really hard. I just wanted to know if an apathy towards sexual attraction aka asexuality was a sin. I still want to settle down with a nice man or woman someday. ^^
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Originally Posted by Jakkaru View Post
I suppose I could. I just don't have attraction but it doesn't mean I want to be alone. I can't go on looks but I can fall for someones perosnality but it's really hard. I just wanted to know if an apathy towards sexual attraction aka asexuality was a sin. I still want to settle down with a nice man or woman someday. ^^
I do not think that asexuality is a sin.
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Perhaps you could find the answer in the Bible using the word celibacy, instead of asexuality. Celibacy is fine, as long as it's not the result of an aversion to people. The only time that the Scriptures require a sexual relationship is for deacons and bishops of the church. This is because it is necessary for a person to demonstrate their ability to manage their own family, before being put in charge of a larger family...a Church.
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Make sure you don't let anyone tell you there's something wrong with you, just for the way you naturally feel. There are factors like pheromones and pheromone receptors that are totally out of our control.

Definitely not a sin.

Think about monks, priests, eunuchs, (Paul mentioned above), Jesus, and even holy men of other religions. Celibacy is considered an effort of restraint that frees us to pursue holiness and goals more freely, without the pull of another person.

Some people choose not to date until they find someone clearly worth it. Your ambivalence/indifference prevents you from making huge mistakes too early in life.

If anyone makes fun of you for not dating, hold the stance that your way is as valid as theirs. You'll make a fine spouse some day.
 


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